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The Girls' History and Culture Network Newsletter: Spring 2018

From the Editors
This special announcement is for our Call for Papers for the Girl History and Culture Network at SHCY 2019 Conference, 26-28 June, Australian Catholic University, Sydney, Australia.

Please consider sending your conference proposals to the Girls’ History and Culture Network with the Society for the History of Children and Youth (SHCY). We invite submissions for the upcoming biannual conference: “Encounters and Exchanges,” June 26-28, at Australian Catholic University in Sydney, Australia. The full CFP below encourages submissions through working groups:

CFP: SHCY 2019 Conference

All SHCY working groups and regional networks can submit two panel proposals for consideration by the program committee. As co-chairs of the Girls’ History & Culture Network, we invite you to send us individual paper proposals that we can organize into panels, workshops, roundtables, etc., or you can organize a panel and submit your proposal. If you’ve already submitted a session or paper, feel free to forward it to us to see if it might fit into a Girls’ History & Culture Network panel.

Any individual papers or panels not sponsored by our Network will be forwarded for consideration under the general call for papers. The advantage of sending your papers through the group is that our two panels are more likely to be accepted. We aim to assemble individual submissions into panels in order to increase the likely hood of acceptance.

Sessions last 90 minutes, with at least 15 minutes discussion, leaving some flexibility in what we put together (ex. 20 minutes for 3 panelists; 15 minutes for 4 panelists).

In order to submit our proposals for panels by the May 30, 2018 deadline, we would like to have proposals by May 28.

Feel free to contact us to discuss ideas concerning panels or the GHCN.

Please send your proposal to forman-brunellm@umkc.edu.

Your co-chairs,

Miriam Forman-Brunell
Professor of History
UMKC
Forman-BrunellM@umkc.edu

Ashley E. Remer
Founder/Head Girl
Girl Museum
ashley@girlmuseum.org

Conferences

SHCY 2019 Conference CFP: 26-28 June, Australian Catholic University, Sydney, Australia.
Conference Theme: “Encounters and Exchanges”
Proposal Submission Deadline: Wednesday, 30 May, 2018

The Society for the History of Children and Youth invites proposals for panels, roundtables, workshops or papers that explore histories of children and youth from any place and in any era. We particularly encourage proposals for complete sessions, rather than individual papers, and we are interested in proposals which explore a theme or idea across diverse chronological or geographical settings. We also strongly encourage panels, workshops and roundtables which propose innovative presentation styles, particularly those which show that they will promote discussion and interactive exchanges of ideas.

We encourage all proposals to consider how their work might build on the 2019 conference theme: “Encounters and Exchanges.” The theme invites reflection on the many ways in which relational interactions shape the experience and understandings of childhood and youth. Given the conference’s location, proposals might consider the significance of geography, nation, culture or place, but they could also conceptualise the theme more broadly. How do we understand personal relationships with parents, siblings and friends? How do states, schools and religious institutions interact with children and young people? How do larger forces like colonialism and empire shape the opportunities for encounters and exchanges between children across time and place? How do we encounter our own memories of childhood? How do particular theoretical frameworks or interdisciplinary studies invite deeper exploration of the conference theme?

Proposals which consider the potential of scholars of children and youth to make impactful exchanges beyond academia are also encouraged. What role can history play in developing government policy? How have/do historical experts approach the court room? What is the future of digital history, and other innovations which seek to present history in new ways and make it accessible to wider audiences? How can academic studies impact the school classroom—and vice versa? How do we write children and youth into national histories? How does history place itself in conversation with art, film and literature? What are the other exchanges and encounters you see as critical for the future of the history of children and youth?

The SHCY 2019 biannual international conference is especially focused on enabling the participation of people from across the globe, and is therefore mindful of keeping the conference costs very modest. Australian Catholic University is supporting the conference by funding some travel bursaries to assist students undertaking research degrees to attend the conference. These will be awarded based on merit and need. Please see the submission guidelines for further details.

For the complete CFP, go to their site.

GHCN is your network. Send us any news, publications, announcements, conference notices, podcasts, blogs, CFP, etc., and we will share them with our community. We will be publishing this newsletter on a quarterly basis, with informal announcements sent out as emails or via social media.